Scott W. Trenhaile, MD

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Specialty Center: Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, Elbow


VotedBest_logo_FFMy goal is to provide you with the highest quality specialty orthopedic care available. I am committed to utilizing the most advanced standards and technologies to help you achieve the best outcome possible. I focus my pr... click for more information

Scott W. Trenhaile, MD

VotedBest_logo_FFMy goal is to provide you with the highest quality specialty orthopedic care available. I am committed to utilizing the most advanced standards and technologies to help you achieve the best outcome possible.

I focus my practice on comprehensive shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and elbow, and the treatment of sports or activity-related injuries. Following medical school and my surgical residency, I completed an additional subspecialty training program, or fellowship, in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine to further refine and specialize my skills.

Since that time, I have remained actively involved in continuing medical education, research, and the development of advanced surgical technique. In 2007 I developed a revolutionary less-invasive technique for repairing massive rotator cuff tears that is less traumatic, reduces operating time and encourages faster recovery. This technique is now being adapted by other orthopedic surgeons throughout the world.

Since 2009, several groups of international shoulder surgeons from Europe and Asia traveled to Rockford to observe my practice and learn my advance arthroscopic surgical techniques. I have been honored with invitations to lecture at national and international conferences and I have authored numerous textbook chapters and journal articles on shoulder and elbow surgery in medical publications.

I have a special interest in pioneering clinical outcomes research and have developed and integrated this innovative research into my daily practice. Through the collection of specific measures, I intend to track and identify best practices in the treatment of various orthopedic conditions. This research will contribute to higher quality care and patients’ return to healthy, active lifestyles as quickly as possible.

Currently, I serve as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Adjunct Clinic Instructor at Midwestern University, and I also assist with Northern Illinois University’s Athletic Trainer Certified Student Training Program at Rockford College.

Education and Training:

  • Undergraduate, Iowa State University, 1992
  • Medical Degree, University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1996
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center / Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, 2001
  • Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine Fellowship, Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, 2002
  • Certificate of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, the Arthroscopic Association of North America
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois – College of Medicine, Rockford
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Midwestern University
  • Involved with the NIU ATC Student Teaching Program at Rockford College

 

Conditions & Procedures

Assisted by:

Michael Gilbertson, PA-C

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At Rockford Orthopedic, we utilize a team approach that allows for the highest quality service and treatment. An integral part of the team is Michael Gilbertson, PA-C. As a physician assistant, Michael Gilbertson, PA-C is an extension of my care and is highly trained to provide office services and to assist in surgical procedures. From your first visit to the completion of your treatment, you will be seen by me or Michael Gilbertson, PA-C. We work together to offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment to return you to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Affiliations & Memberships

Team Physician for:

Affiliated with the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Blackhawks Medical Network.

I am proud to serve as a team physician for several local sports teams at the high school, college, and professional levels. Being a team physician gives me an opportunity to work with athletes regularly.

Rockford IceHogs AHL hockey

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The AHL

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Rockford University Regents

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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OSF Healthcare

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Rockford Health System

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SwedishAmerican Health System

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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine